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Chapter 5

POLI 364 - Lenin: The State and Revolution, Ch. 5

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Political Science
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POLI 364
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William Clare Roberts

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1Presentation of the Question by MarxEngels appeared to see no need whatsoever in retaining a state while Marx appeared to have considered the need for a state in postrevolutionary society Yet in reality both thinkers had the same views both believed that the state will wither away in the developmental path towards Communism The development of communism is based on its development from capitalism Therefore in this linear path of development there will be a transitional stage from capitalism to communism2Transition from Capitalism to CommunismTransitional state is a revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat What is the relationship of this dictatorship to democracyBourgeois democracy is hemmed in by capitalist exploitation and results in democracy for the minority Freedom in capitalist society always remains bout the same as it was in the ancient Greek republics freedom for the slaveowners Believes that need and poverty crushes the proletariat who is debarred from participation in public and political life Notes that the instruments and techniques of representative institutions and the indirect restrictions to public offices education funding for campaigns etc
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